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Method Demonstration under Pulse Seed Hub Programme

Under Pulse Seed Hub programme, an interactive meeting was done to make aware the farmers about the importance of the pulse seed production and its role in Food and Nutritional Security. Dr. Ravinder Singh Saini, National Consultant, NFSM, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare visited Sundarda-Juanga cluster of KVK Cuttack a unit of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack on 17th November 2016 and interacted with the farming community. Shri Santosh Behera, AAO (Pulse), Govt. of Odisha, elaborated about different schemes of the government, i.e. rain-gun, solar pumps, sprinkler set and seed treating drum. On this occasion a method demonstration was done on seed priming with phosphorus and molybdenum along with fungicide, insecticide and Rhizobium culture treatment. Under this programme, black gram (IPU2-43) is being used for seed production in this cluster after the seed priming and treatment. Dr. Prabhu Lenka, Rtd Professor, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar and team of experts from KVK Cuttack motivated the farmers to take advantages of government schemes, particularly of this pulse seed hub programme and help the Nation in production of quality seeds of pulses.

Dr RS Saini, National Consultant, NFSM visit to farmers field

Method demonstration on seed treatment using seed treating drum